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Lawyers from all over the world in Baku (Photo)

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Marriott Abşeron Hotel in Baku hosts an international conference on the theme 'Strong and authoritative legal bar: Challenges of the modern era,' organised by the Bar Association of Azerbaijan in conjunction with the German Society for International Cooperation. The international conference is held as part of the events dedicated to the anniversary of the bar in Azerbaijan.

The event is attended by representatives of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, heads of judicial bodies, deputies of the Milli Majlis, chairpersons and judges of the Constitutional, Supreme and other courts, heads and members of bar associations from more than 20 countries, representatives of the European Council, UN and other international organisations. Representatives of non-governmental organisations, members of the Bar Association of Azerbaijan and representatives of the legal community also participate in the conference.

The aim of the conference, which will be held in two sessions, is to discuss the prospects of management and the role of the legal profession with the participation of international experts and representatives of bar associations of different countries of the world. At the event, a comparative analysis of the requirements and conditions that lawyers and representatives must observe in protecting human rights will be carried out.

Opening remarks at the conference were made by the Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan for work with law enforcement bodies and military affairs Fuad Alasgarov, Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Judicial Council Fikrat Mammadov, Chairman of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Ramiz Rzayev, Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Zakir Garalov, Director of the German Society for International Cooperation on Azerbaijan Sonia Fontaine et al.

Chairman of the Bar Association of Azerbaijan Anar Bagirov, who spoke at the conference, greeted the guests and noted that 2019 was a significant year for the Azerbaijani bar, and therefore the Bar Association held a number of events.

In his speech, he spoke about the measures taken to develop the institution of the bar and plans for the future. Anar Bagirov spoke about the importance of the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan dated February 22 'On additional measures for the development of the legal profession,' about the shortcomings that exist in our country in the field of the legal profession and the work carried out to eliminate them and deepen judicial reforms. In this regard, today's conference plays an important role for the exchange of experience with different countries and future cooperation.

Then, the Chairman of the Turkish Bar Association, Head of TÜRK-AV Metin Feysioglu, President of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia Yuri Pilipenko, Chairman of the Georgian Bar Association David Asatiani, Vice-President of the All-China Bar Association Zhu Zhengfu, Head of the Iranian Bar Association Morteza Shahbazinia, Chairman of the Bar Association of Belarus Viktor Chaychits, President of the National Bar Association of Ukraine Lidia Izovitova, and others told about the experience of their countries in the field of legal profession.

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